Q&A: Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim
Political "chaos" and financial struggles aren't stopping the Kirkuk governor from courting BP and bolstering defenses against the IS group.
Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim (right) meets in his office with BP's Middle East President Michael Townshend on June 8, 2016. (Source: Kirkuk governorate media office)
LONDON - The oil fields in Kirkuk province could bring Gov. Najmaldin Karim additional revenues and political clout, and he's pressing BP to revive a deal that was paused after the invasion of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in 2014 as one way to achieve that.
In a recent interview with Iraq Oil Report, Karim outlined some of the details of the offer.
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